I started the series Small Notes in 2001, when I discovered that I had a lot of stamps depicting famous people. The series keep growing, and in the meantime I have just finished # 297 of these small portraits.
The stamp is the direct source of inspiration. I try to capture the personality behind the picture mainly through the use of colours. The stitching by hand brings me in intimate contact with the materials and give me time to think about the person. the finished pieces are approximately 20 x 15 cm and mounted on 30 x 40 cm Bristol paper.